Mouth Guards -- For Sports
Dental injuries are unfortunately common during contact sports? That is why it is important to protect your teeth. Dental guards can help you protect your teeth while you play sports, knowing that something is protecting you if any accidents were to happen.
Mouth guards act as a protective device so that your teeth and mouth are shielded from any direct impact to the mouth. There are a few options when it comes to mouth guards, you can buy them over the counter, but we recommend you speak to our doctors as the best options are the in-practice solutions. We can create a mold of your mouth and create a custom made guard that will fit your teeth so you can comfortably wear it.
All the other options are more one-size-fits-all and are bulky and can become uncomfortable to wear, having a more custom made fit makes a difference while wearing it. To do this, our doctors will first examine your mouth take a mold or impression of your teeth. Once this is done, the mold is sent to the laboratory so that your custom guard can be created. On your next visit, the guard will be tested, and your dentist will make sure that you feel it fits comfortably!
Mouth guards are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports. They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:
- Any sport where contact is a possibility
Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent against structural damage to your teeth and jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions.